Coco is 17 and feels a desperate need to become famous even though she seems to lack the necessary talent. She is willing to do anything for recognition and avoid becoming an everyday 'loser'. As a crossmedia project, a connecting film with the online video scene, WANNABE tells the story of a young YouTuber, who builds herself a fictitious world on the Internet. 

  • Austria
  • 2017, 30 min
  • Director: Jannis Lenz
  • Director of photography: Andi Widmer
  • Editor: Alexander Rauscher
  • Screenplay: Jannis Lenz, Matthias Writze, Andi Widmer
  • Cast: Anna Suk, Simone Fuith, Julia Plach, Mathias Dachler
  • Art Director: Winnie Küchl
  • Coproduction: Roland Fischer
  • Producer: Lukas Zweng

20.1. 19:00 Praha | Kino Pilotů
21.1. 14:30 Praha | Světozor - Grand Hall

Jannis Lenz

Jannis Lenz

Jannis Lenz works as a study assistant in directing at the Filmacademy Vienna for Michael Haneke and Wolfgang Murnberger. His first student film SHADOWBOXER (2015) won several awards, including „Best short fiction“ at the Diagonale-Festival of Austrian Film, as well as a Special Mention at the 69th Edinburgh Intl. Film Festival. ZERO- G (2016), has run over 100 festivals in its first year like Rotterdam IFF, Tampere, Palm Springs, Sheffield Doc and received many prizes, e.g. „Best Student Documentary“ at the 49th Montreal World Film Festival as well as other awards in Hong Kong, New York, Vienna and many more. Jannis Lenz Bachelor degree film at the Filmacademy Vienna, WANNABE, won the EFA- Award in Clermont-Ferrand for Best European Film and is nominated for the European Film Awards 2017. In 2016 he worked in different Jurys at international film and literature festivals and received the START Scholarship for the cinematic art of the Bundeskanzleramt Austria. Since 2017 Jannis Lenz is an official member of the European Film Academy.